Dip switches on MOBO

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Heeter, Feb 9, 2003.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi guys,

    I have a DFI Ca64sc Mobo with dip swithes on it (Frequency Ratio Settings, as per my owner's manual). The switches are set for my CPU (733mhz), what if I would change the setting for a faster CPU, what can happen? Is it recommended? Thanks in advance.


    Heeter
     
  2. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    Then you'd be doing what your avatar thingy says :p

    Might have to get some extra cooling on it or put some extra voltage through it if your board allows. What kind of chip is it?
     
  3. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    LOL on the avatar... Should be written"Wish I could" on the front.


    My chipset is a VIA82C686A. Socket 370 CPU.


    Thanks.

    Heeter
     
  4. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    Well, you would be overclocking if you did this, but I just read this review

    From http://www.sysopt.com/reviews/dfi-ca64-sc/

    You could give it a go but I'm not sure how much luck you will have. Just increment the fsb in the smallest steps you can, and try and boot to windows. Test stability with prime95 -> http://www.mersenne.org/freesoft.htm
    Good luck - and watch those temperatures with something like mbm -> http://mbm.livewiredev.com/

    jumpy

    edit: found that you have a p3 in another thread, what bus does it use, 133 or 100mhz?
     
  5. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Thanks, Jumpy

    For hanging with me. That was a good find for me to read.

    I have 3 X 512meg RamPC133 sticks on the board.
    I have cranked up the FSB to its max (140x 5.5), the girl won't boot any higher. My next question is: Try to boot to windows, how do I do this. If I understand you correctly, there is a different way to boot?


    Thanks,

    Heeter
     
  6. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    No, no other way to boot, he he, nevermind me. I'm just saying to boot normally. :) Sometimes when you put the fsb a touch too high, it will just post at the bios screen and not boot into windows.

    Since you are getting over the rated specs of your ram as well, it could be your ram holding you back. Try 1 stick at a time, working your way through all the sticks, while trying a higher fsb. They might be identical brands etc, but you'll find variation in how they will perform.
     
  7. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Yeah Jumpy,

    That is what is happening when I turn up the FSB to the next step, she hangs on the Bios screen. It is working really well and no difference was made when I removed a 512 and put in a 256PC133, so I will leave the 512 in. Thanks for the help.


    Heeter